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Popocatépetl volcano
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Popocatépetl volcano eruptions:
1345-47, 1354, 1363(?), 1488, 1504, 1509(?), 1512, 1518, 1519-23(?), 1528, 1530, 1539-40, 1542, 1548, 1571, 1580, 1590, 1592-94, 1642, 1663-65, 1666-67, 1697, 1720, 1802-04, 1827(?), 1834(?), 1852(?), 1919-22, 1923-24, 1925-27(?), 1933, 1942-43, 1947, 1994-95, 1996-2003, 2004-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes. Plinian eruptions at intervals of several centuries or few thousands of years, vulcanian and strombolian activity in intermittent phases.
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: FQT EM to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Sun, 24 Nov 2019, 08:15
08:15 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 08:10 UTC, 24/11/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191124/0808Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/1126

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: FQT EM

OBS VA DTG: 24/0756Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1907 W09829 - N1856 W09829
- N1901 W09839 - N1903 W09838 - N1907 W09829 MOV
E 10-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/1400Z SFC/FL220 N1908 W09731
- N1837 W09753 - N1859 W09839 - N1905 W09836 -
N1908 W09731

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 24/2000Z SFC/FL220 N1904
W09837 - N1902 W09734 - N1843 W09737 - N1858
W09837 - N1904 W09837

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 25/0200Z SFC/FL220 N1929
W09742 - N1910 W09732 - N1857 W09834 - N1904
W09838 - N1929 W09742

RMK: A NEW EM HAS RESULTED IN A VA PLUME EXT 8 NM
NE-E-SE OF THE SUMMIT. LTLCG FCST OVR NXT 12 HRS.
...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191124/1415Z

Previous news

Background:

Volcán Popocatépetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to form North America's 2nd-highest volcano.  The glacier-clad stratovolcano contains a steep-walled, 250-450 m deep crater.  The generally symmetrical volcano is modified by the sharp-peaked Ventorrillo on the NW, a remnant of an earlier volcano. 
At least three previous major cones were destroyed by gravitational failure during the Pleistocene, producing massive debris-avalanche deposits covering broad areas south of the volcano.  The modern volcano was constructed to the south of the late-Pleistocene to Holocene El Fraile cone.  Three major plinian eruptions, the most recent of which took place about 800 AD, have occurred from Popocatépetl since the mid Holocene, accompanied by pyroclastic flows and voluminous lahars that swept basins below the volcano.  Frequent historical eruptions, first recorded in Aztec codices, have occurred since precolumbian time.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information


 

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